Serzh Sargsyan’s Meeting with Armenian Communities in Beirut
Serzh Sargsyan’s meeting with Armenian community members took place in
Beirut yesterday. Throughout the entire meeting, Armenians representing
different organizations were standing in front of the Habtoor Hotel,
protesting against the Armenian-Turkish Protocols.
As reported by Armenian daily Azdak daily published in Lebanon, the
protesters gathered at the hotel where the meeting was to take place
around 6 pm local time. In their hands there were tricolour flags,
as well as black flags on which was written "no."
At about 7 pm, His Holiness Aram I Catholicos of the Great House of
Cilicia appealed to the protesters stating that "the Patriarchate of
Cilicia will remain demanding."
About an hour later, Lebanon Central Committee member Avo Kitanian
appealed to the protesters and shared with them Armenian Revolutionary
Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) Lebanon Central Committee’s approach,
which was presented during their meeting with Sargsyan.
The ARF-D representative also stated that they will publicize the
details of the meeting through the Armenian-Lebanese daily paper,
as well as through radio and TV.
As reported by Azdak, Avo Kitanian appealed to the protesters to
stop their demonstration, after which people started to "disperse